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Played Challenges

hello-world-vimgolf - 1394 entries

Simple number generation

  • Best score: 10
  • Best player score: 11
  • Position: #186 / 399
  • Number of attempts: 5
Contribute to keyboard mashing - 582 entries

Speak in tongues

  • Best score: 17
  • Best player score: 23
  • Position: #160 / 178
  • Number of attempts: 1
Lowercase first characters - 323 entries

This is the (abridged) input for Day 3 in Advent of Code 2019. The output is a format more suitable for Prolog programming: the two lines of input become two lists of pairs, joined together in a wires functor.

  • Best score: 33
  • Best player score: 40
  • Position: #60 / 117
  • Number of attempts: 1
simple replacements - 1006 entries

The goal is to see the replacement commands in action.

  • Best score: 19
  • Best player score: 25
  • Position: #153 / 227
  • Number of attempts: 1
Inverting Lines - 1265 entries

A simple challenge to invert all lines, except the first.

  • Best score: 10
  • Best player score: 13
  • Position: #215 / 351
  • Number of attempts: 3
swap number pairs - 1409 entries

Swap the numbers in a bunch of 2-element arrays.

  • Best score: 16
  • Best player score: 30
  • Position: #158 / 276
  • Number of attempts: 2
HS Final exam vimgolf - 630 entries

Change the initial file to a single line containing all names comma-separated with numbers inside parentheses.

  • Best score: 21
  • Best player score: 43
  • Position: #145 / 170
  • Number of attempts: 2
Change double quotes to single quotes, but with a twist - 240 entries

Although this challenge is in the context of a Python function, you don't need to know Python to do this challenge. It is to add contexts and interesting constraints. The file contains a function that prints a multi-line string literal. I wrote the string literal with double quotes, but then I decided to use single quotes instead, and that's your challenge. However, interestingly enough, the string itself contains single and double quotes. This means, inside the string literal, the originally escaped double quotes no longer need to be escaped, but the single quotes now need to be escaped. Note that the triple double quotes in the docstring should be left alone.

  • Best score: 22
  • Best player score: 44
  • Position: #39 / 47
  • Number of attempts: 2
Rural Post - 4072 entries

Simple challenge to remove all but the post code on each line

  • Best score: 9
  • Best player score: 10
  • Position: #360 / 1008
  • Number of attempts: 8
Satisfy the go linter - 1996 entries

You just came up with this briliant go vars package. But dang, you forgot to add comments to the exported variables. Can you add a comment over each variable with a TODO-placeholder?

  • Best score: 20
  • Best player score: 25
  • Position: #221 / 400
  • Number of attempts: 3
Add quotes to ansible playbook - 775 entries

You created an ansible playbook, but forgot to add quotes. Can you fix it?

  • Best score: 8
  • Best player score: 11
  • Position: #217 / 245
  • Number of attempts: 2
xrandr outputs and dashes - 587 entries

uh oh, different video drivers identify display outputs with more dashes. Quick, need to change this xrandr script!

  • Best score: 12
  • Best player score: 17
  • Position: #167 / 191
  • Number of attempts: 1
From a Thunderlink to a Markdown link - 694 entries

ThunderLinks are durable hyperlinks to specific email messages generated from Thunderbird in HTML format. Leverage the power of vim to make them suitable for a markdown-formatted file.

  • Best score: 18
  • Best player score: 21
  • Position: #85 / 154
  • Number of attempts: 6
Replace pattern with 1, 2, 3, ... on each line - 1025 entries

For each line replace a search pattern (in this case $) with numbers starting at 1 and then increasing by 1 for each replaced match. a$b$c$ -> a0b1c2

  • Best score: 21
  • Best player score: 35
  • Position: #152 / 207
  • Number of attempts: 1
Simple, Practical, and Common - 32879 entries

Simple things we do all the time should be able to be done with very few keystrokes, but sometimes I find something I need to do makes me go, "There MUST be a better way." This challenge is just a simple movement and entering text at a certain place.

  • Best score: 22
  • Best player score: 22
  • Position: #2232 / 7266
  • Number of attempts: 4
prepend * to every non-blank line - 5946 entries

Prepend an asterisk to every non-blank line in the input file.

  • Best score: 10
  • Best player score: 19
  • Position: #1157 / 1459
  • Number of attempts: 3
One number per line - 18365 entries

Just give me the numbers.

  • Best score: 14
  • Best player score: 23
  • Position: #3051 / 3785
  • Number of attempts: 2
Applying same text modification in several lines - 2741 entries

Remove identical text at the beginning of several lines and the closing parenthesis.

  • Best score: 12
  • Best player score: 16
  • Position: #586 / 813
  • Number of attempts: 1
Add semicolons - 10527 entries

Simply add a semicolon at the end of each line

  • Best score: 10
  • Best player score: 11
  • Position: #1530 / 2986
  • Number of attempts: 6
citizen_hacks_2019_part4 - 10 entries

For the Citizen Hacks 2019 Vim competition

  • Best score: 38
  • Best player score: 58
  • Position: #7 / 7
  • Number of attempts: 1
Box it - 7678 entries

Create a box around a line.

  • Best score: 21
  • Best player score: 25
  • Position: #1009 / 1834
  • Number of attempts: 3
Just the middle - 11119 entries

Delete the instructions at the top and bottom.

  • Best score: 7
  • Best player score: 8
  • Position: #3069 / 4108
  • Number of attempts: 1
Line under headers - 1911 entries

Put a line under each header, and remove the other markdown formatting.

  • Best score: 24
  • Best player score: 36
  • Position: #370 / 470
  • Number of attempts: 1
I forgot quotes - 15710 entries

Oops.

  • Best score: 10
  • Best player score: 16
  • Position: #2676 / 4108
  • Number of attempts: 2
A HAPPY NEW YEAR 2014 ! - 10531 entries

A HAPPY NEW YEAR 2014 !

  • Best score: 11
  • Best player score: 12
  • Position: #2440 / 3636
  • Number of attempts: 1
Words in parens - 12721 entries

We should all ace this, right?

  • Best score: 13
  • Best player score: 16
  • Position: #2484 / 3914
  • Number of attempts: 1
Simple text editing with Vim - 11589 entries

Make the pairs of lines match up by making each second line same as first

  • Best score: 13
  • Best player score: 14
  • Position: #1805 / 3402
  • Number of attempts: 2
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